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Get in the Halloween spirit
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Halloween means anyone and everyone can dress up like ghosts and goblins, stuff their faces with sugary treats and scare the neighbor children by popping out of the bushes when they come to ring the doorbell.

A range of family-friendly and adults-only activities are scheduled around the county all day and night for All Hallow's Eve.

Family fun

Costume Parade:

Students of First Presbyterian Church of Covington's Early Learning Center will march around the church building starting at 11:30 a.m. on the Brown Street side for their annual costume parade.


"Halloween Night Out" special trick-or-treating experience from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Merchants of Newton Plaza:

Trick or Treating Safety Expo 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at U.S. Highway 278 and Pace Street. Sponsored by Halpern Enterprises, D.A.R.E., Newton County Sheriff's Office, AM 1430 WGFS Covington, Covington Police Department, Newton Medical Emergency Medical Services and The Covington News.

Colonel Cob's Corn Maze: Patrons can find their way through 2.5 miles of maze in a six-acre cornfield from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit to download a $1 off maze coupon. Also featuring a hayride and bonfire. 797 Macedonia Church Road in Oxford.

Lost County Haunted House: Take a frightening tour of a haunted house and maze from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 552 Ga. Highway 212, Covington. Entry fee is $10. Proceeds benefit charitable projects of Pace Masonic Lodge 558.

Haunted Garden: Indian Creek Nursery will host nighttime tours of their Haunted Garden from dark until 10 p.m. 2691 Newborn Road, Mansfield.

Adults only

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere: The winner of the costume contest will receive a $100 cash prize. Live music performed by Lost Dogs begins at 8:45 p.m. Also featuring cash and prize giveaways all night, dance contest, games, food specials and new drink specials every hour. 7189 Turner Lake Road, Covington.

Mickey Dee's: The bar will host a costume party with prizes for best and sexiest costumes. Live music performed by Crush and Run beginning at 8:30 p.m. Prize and bar bucks giveaways and drink specials. 6147 U.S. Highway 278, Covington.



Lifepointe Church Carnival: Lifepointe Church of the Nazarene will hold a "Fully Relying on God Carnival" featuring free games, face painting, moon walk, blow up slide, costume contest, hot dogs, drinks and candy at the Family Life Center. 5133 Ga. Highway 36, Covington.

Calvary Baptist Fall Festival: Calvary Baptist Church will hold a fall festival for all ages from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. across from Newton Medical Center at 4228 Mill Street, Covington.

Allen Memorial Methodist Trunk and Treat:

Allen Memorial Methodist Church in Oxford will host a trunk and treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

East Newton Baptist Fall Festival: East Newton Baptist Church will hold a fall festival from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 11290 U.S. Highway 278.